- An American-themed amusement park rivaling the size of Disney’s Magic Kingdom is coming to Oklahoma.
- The development will cost $2 billion to build, according to a press release.
- The American Heartland Theme Park and Resort is scheduled to open in 2026.
A new $2 billion “Americana-themed” amusement park the size of Disney’s Magic Kingdom is coming to northeast Oklahoma, the theme park announced on Thursday.
The American Heartland Theme Park and Resort will be located near Grand Lake, Oklahoma on Route 66, according to a news release.
The park will be accompanied by a massive, 320-acre campground and RV park with cabins that will open in 2025, according to the release. The full theme park will open a year later. According to the statement, the park will have an “Americana-themed environment” with rides, live shows, family attractions, waterways, and “restaurant quality” food and beverages.
“At the crossroads of the heartland, Oklahoma is an attractive location for a family entertainment destination,” American Heartland CEO Larry Wilhite said.
In total, American Heartland will be a 1,000-acre development, which is comparable to Magic Kingdom and Disneyland, the park said.
An illustration of the planned American Heartland Theme Park entrance.
American Heartland Theme Park and Resort
The theme park portion of the development will be 125 acres and feature six “distinctly American lands” that take guests “on a journey through the best of the American story,” the release says.
“Families will find thrilling rides and heartwarming shows as they discover Great Plains, Bayou Bay, Big Timber Falls, Stony Point Harbor, Liberty Village, and Electropolis,” the release says.
Republican Oklahoma State Sen. Micheal Bergstrom said he expects the park to create more than 4,000 jobs.
“Tourism is already one of Oklahoma’s top industries and this project will elevate our state even further,” Bergstrom said in the release.